Sue Kaufman, Chair of the Federation of Genealogical Societies Awards Committee, informed me that the California Genealogical Society research team has been honored with a Certificate of Appreciation Award for their work on the Judge Project.
The award acknowledges the volunteer team that researched, wrote and published The Ancestry of Theodore Timothy Judge and Ellen Sheehy Judge: Including the Families of Boland, Roussel, Harman, McMurphy, Kelley, Bohane, Chapin, Freiermuth, Taylor, Moore and Farneman.
According to the FGS website, The Certificate of Appreciation was established in July 1983 and is "presented to an individual or organization expressing thanks for duty performed in an exemplary and outstanding manner." I can't think of a more worthy effort than the Judge book.
FGS honored the award winners this morning at the opening session of the annual conference in Knoxville, Tennessee. Tim Cox is there representing the society and accepted the award.
|Awards Committee Chair Sue Kaufman, Tim Cox and Patricia Oxley, FGS President|
CGS President Stephen Harris has this to say about our award winners:
The Judge Project was an excellent example of teamwork, of people doing what they do best. At first, some team members thought they couldn't pull this off, or did not personally have the requisite skills. Some were daunted by the magnitude of the task. But the product is a wonderful demonstration of the level of research accuracy and completeness that we try to inculcate in all our members. Congratulations and thanks to all.
Judge photomontage by Lorna Wallace; FGS award photographs courtesy of Tim Cox.
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